Ginni Thomas violated the central taboo of the Democratic party’s January 6th show trial when she finally sat down with the “insurrection” committee on Thursday.
The wife of Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas stared down the committee and insisted that the 2020 election was stolen.
Ginni Thomas speaks to J6 committee
The committee has cast a wide net targeting allies of Trump who played virtually any role in challenging the legitimacy of Joe Biden’s win. A parallel Department of Justice investigation started as a probe of the January 6th attack before expanding into a broad crackdown on pro-Trump election advocacy, particularly the so-called “fake electors” scheme.
Democrats made Thomas a target earlier this year over her role in advocating for alternate slates of electors, as well as her lobbying Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows to block “the greatest Heist of our History.”
“Help This Great President stand firm, Mark!!!…You are the leader, with him, who is standing for America’s constitutional governance at the precipice,” she wrote in a text message.
During her voluntary testimony Thursday, Thomas expressed anew her belief that the election was not legitimate, the committee’s chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) said.
“At this point, we’re glad she came,” Thompson said.
Some on the left have called for Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from January 6th cases because of his wife’s election-related activism.
Ginni Thomas’s lawyer, Mark R. Paoletta, defended her political speech surrounding the election while denying that she had any significant role in the election’s aftermath, including January 6th.
She “expressed concern about the future of our country,” her lawyer said, “but none of it was unethical, much less illegal.”
Indeed, it isn’t a crime to challenge elections — at least, it wasn’t until Democrats started criminalizing dissent.
Despite the Democratic party’s relentless efforts to intimidate conservatives, Ginni Thomas clearly believes that it’s still her right to say what she really thinks. Good for her.